Burning American Flag....

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What Are Your Thoughts On Burning the American Flag?

  1. Unacceptable

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  2. Acceptable as a form of Freedom of Speech (Expression)

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  1. Bonzi
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    unacceptable or acceptable as "freedom of speech"?
     
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    I don't really care. Not into fetishism so............ whatever.
    Burn it, don't burn it, raise it, lower it, salute it, ignore it.... give me a reason to give a flying fart.
     
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    I absolutely hate it.

    And I'll defend it.
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    That
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    Well, if there is a first amendment right for a private citizen to burn the flag, then reason requires that there is a first amendment right for a private citizen to kick the hell out of those burning the American Flag.

    Of course, if there is NOT a right for a private citizen to kick the hell of someone burning the flag, then there can't be a right to burn the flag.

    Ya see, 'Individual Rights' come with individual responsibilities, that sustain those rights. If there are no consequences born of responsibility for burning the flag, then there is no potential for such a right.
     
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    Unacceptable in all situations and circumstances. Do it in front of me and there will be consequences for you.
     
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    "Burning [the] American Flag...."

    ...is a form of speech entitled to First Amendment protections.
     
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    I'm sure you imagine you made a logical point here, and A for effort but..... doesn't work.

    You see, assault, whether a flag's involved or not, is still a crime. The flag-burner in your scenario is assaulting nobody.
     
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    As is the right to beat the living hell out of those one finds burning the American Flag.
     
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    It is unacceptable to me....but totally legal. Just burn your own, not mine.
     
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